Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa, Chouette Lapone) Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada. Image Copyright ©Christopher Dodds All Rights Reserved. Canon EOS 1D Mark II, 500mm F4 IS. ISO 800, F8 1/800s Manual Exposure. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE A PRINT or LICENSE AN IMAGE FOR PUBLICATION. Image presented with both a visible, and invisible digital watermark by Digimarc.
Many thanks for your loyal following and encouragement here at www.NaturePhotographyBlog.com 2010 has been a great year in so many ways, and I look forward to 2011 being even better. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and may 2011 bring you much health, happiness and sweet photo opportunities.
PHOTO GEEK CHRISTMAS PARTY Wrap-up
I hosted my first annual PHOTO GEEK CHRISTMAS PARTY at the ROCKBURN PUB in Hinchinbrook, Quebec on December 15th. We had a great turn-out despite the heavy snowstorm and resulting bad roads. Everyone eagerly shared a couple of their favorite images and the food was fantastic as expected. John Zimmerman (President, Montreal Camera Club) passed the hat for Missing Children's Network / Enfant-Retour Québec; and we raised a total of $445.03. Special thanks to Joann for opening the pub just for us!
AND THE WINNERS ARE....
Special thanks to a special visitor at the Christmas party: 9 year old aspiring photographer and fan Andrea Beauchemin brought a few wonderful images to share and did a great job of drawing the winners for the Great Gear Giveaway. Thanks you Andrea! The winners are:
- WH-200 Wimberley Head version II (retail value of US$595.00) Diane Moon - QC
- Think-Tank Photo Urban Disguise 50 (retail value US$169.00) Randy Williams - MT
- Nik Software Viveza 2 (retail value US$199.95) Carole Croke - ON
- Digimarc for Images Professional Edition 1 year subscription (US$99.00) Richard Gale - UK
- Eight Canon Long Lens Rain Covers (US$125.00 each) Wendy Altona - QC, Guy Cote - QC, Helmut Mohelsky - QC, Ann Pearson - QC, Jim Hasapis, Naomi Bissell, Alain Charette - QC, Larry Goldman - NY.
Many thanks to my sponsors: Wimberley Inc., Think-Tank Photo, Nik Software and Canon Canada.